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reached ben gas zip. exclusive information on why u.s. officials still respect there more than two weeks after the gunfire. where is jimmy hoffa? we have been asking that question for almost 40 years. now, investigators some new information that's leading them to a home in suburban detroit. and it's one of the most famous paintings in the whole world. now, the mona lisa might have a twin. a new group claims da vinci created another version of mona. newsroom starts now. good morning to you, thank you so much for joining us. i'm carol costello. nfl fans along national night nair is finally over, the regular referees coming back on the field, starting with tonight's browns/ravens game. the tipping point to reach a deal between the league and the refs may have indeed been that botched call at the end of
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monday night's football game. cnn's jason carle is outside the nfl's offices. good morning, jason. >> reporter: and good morning to you. that call on monday night set all things in motion, 17 hours of negotiation going on in tuesday, more negotiating going on until midnight last night, about when both sides came to this agreement, made the announcement they reach this agreement, fans are very happy about, the rest really making now the a good way in terms of what was reached. the referees will not have to give up their pension in exchange for 401(k) plan and last pay raise spread out over the next several years, the nfl commissioner weighing in late last night, carol, saying this agreement supports long-term reforms that will make officiating better, the teams, players and fans want and deserve both consistency and quality in officiating. the referee association president also weighing in last night saying we are glad to be
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getting back on the field for this week's games. as you can imagine, carol, as fans woke up this morning and heard about their news, they were pleased with what they heard. >> glad the refs are back, a big football fan and didn't like what was happening with the game. >> the refs are no good, right? they had reject he is from the lingerie league. that's all i saw. i guess should be enough money to pay the refs, right, get some good refs, can't be that expensive, give them what they want and play football, i suppose exright? >> the refs look challenged and overwhelmed. a little integrity back in the game. >> reporter: amazing how a bad call can set things into motion and get people back at the table. basically, all that has to happen now is the refs association those officially ratify this deal. they are expected to do that on friday in dallas so tonight, carol, the refs will be back out
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officiating the game. i'm sure it won't be long before we hear players, you know, complaining about the refs like they used to >> i know, fans, too, but i got believe at ravens stadium in baltimore tonight that there will be a standing ovation when the real refs take the field. >> the honeymoon. the honeymoon. you know what it is with honeymoons, they never last. >> jason carol, many thanks to you. today at the united nations, the middle east takes center stage and the diplomats will hear two very different views of the world, the headliner, most likely, israel's prime minister, benjamin netanyahu will issue dire warnings on the nuclear program and the threat it poses to the world and they will hear from president mahmoud abarks one year after his failed plea for statehood, he will seek a modest goal, a nonstate membership to the united nations. the issue of palestinian state hood was championed in one of
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wednesday's most highly anticipated speeches, came from egypt. 's newly elected president and the former leader of the muslim brotherhood. he called on the united states to support palestinian rights just as it did the arab uprisings. >> just as you've support the revolution of the arab people, i call upon to you lend your support to the palestinians and their endeavor to regain the full and legitimate rights of people struggling to gain its freedom and establish his independent state. >> don't expect the white house to say much about this or other issues this could further strain relations with israel. the all-important jewish vote is already being put to the test. cnn's pop at this har slow in new york with a look at that impact. good morning. >> good morning, carol. well, we had an interesting night last night, we went to two home jewish families in new jersey to join them for their
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yom kip pup brepur break-fast. president obama got 78% of the jewish vote in 2008. mccain, 21% of the vote but we wanted to talk to these fam bliss their different views because netanyahu and the president have been making so many headlines right now and you mitt romney. we talked a lot about that red line whether the president is clear enough making a red line with iran. netanyahu publicly criticizing the administration for not doing that romney citing with netanyahu. take a listen to the family we met with last night who are supporting president obama. >> i think he has made it hard for the united states to keep israel with this special ally status that it's had because the united states can't be pushed around by anyone. i just think that obama is being very rational and reasonable to a bully right now.
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>> the president taking the iran threat seriously enough right now or does netanyahu have a point? >> he has built an international coalition. he has succeeded in buildi in i embargo against iran unprecedented. >> mitt romney said things like president obama has "thrown allies like israel under the bus." he also said on "60 minutes" over the weekend that the president made a mistake by not meeting with netanyahu. the next family we met with certainly agrees,ays the president still has time to meet with netanyahu. here is their position on u.s./israeli relations. >> he has a problem on his hands of major, major proportions, he needs some help. i think that president obama has not given him any help. >> michael, you're nodding. >> i agree. the possibility of iran developing nuclear weapons capability is a serious threat,
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not just to israel, not just to the other middle eastern countries to europe, the united states. >> what response would you like to see from president obama now? >> i think we are past the time for talking, past the time of saying we will stop them, sanctions, all of that stuff. >> and carl, the schechner family you just heard from also told me that the u.s. has and will always be behind israel. we want to see the u.s. next to israel. they think that this administration needs to be a better friend to israel, they believe mitt romney would do that but again, if you look at the number also, it is going to be very hard for mitt romney to get a majority. he is not going to get a majority of the jewish vote. so much traditionally goes to the democratic capped gat. however, you are seeing this divide because it is such a hot-bunt issue right now. >> poppy harlow live from new york city this morning. let's go to detroit now and jimmy hoffa, buried under giants stadium, thrown in a florida swamp or dismembered by the mob there are numerous rumors thought about the death of jimmy
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hoffa but quo soon have a better idea of exactly where his body is or isn't. police say a credible tip has led them to this home in roseville, michigan. that's suburb of detroit investigators will test the soil under a concrete slab for human remains. hoffa was last seen in detroit way back in 1975. reporter kim russell from our affiliate wxyz in detroit joins us now by phone. how did police get this tip? >> reporter: good morning, carl. yes, good morning. the "detroit free press" got a call from a man claiming to be the tipster, he told -- they got a call from a man claiming to be a tipster and he told them that he is elderly and lives out of state, that he is suffering from a terminal illness and he wanted to give police this information before he died. he told authorities that he was interested in a $300,000 award that he had heard about. unfortunately for him that award is no longer being offered. he also told police that he witnessed back in 1975, around
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the time that jimmy hoffa went missing, someone mixing concrete in this yard at this driveway and that a body was buried underneath it and police investigated. they took a radar out there. and they found what they call an anomaly, evidence of something about the size of a body buried underneath that driveway. so now they are checking it out. >> is there any evidence this house was connected to the teamsters or jimmy hoffa or someone else connected to jimmy hoffa? >> well, we have just gotten this information so we have just been able to dig up who owned that property and i went to the registered own they are morning and a man by the name of frankel ferry. unfortunately, i haven't had a chance to find out a lot of information about him. police are not giving us a lot of information. but we are working to get that right now. >> just like -- i mean, we have heard -- we have been down this road so many times before, kim.
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so, i mean, are police more hopeful this time, that this is -- they say it is a credible tip but they have saidhat in the past, too. >> you know what? i talked to the -- an investigator who was very close to this case and he didn't want to go on the record but he said that it is very unlikely that this is where jimmy hoffa's body was left. there is a lot of evidence over the years that his body was incinerated and really have very little hope of finding his body, however, the tip checked without this anomaly, when they took the radar out here and they looked at this driveway so they just want to be careful. they don't want to ignore it, in case the tipster is telling them the truth and does aually know something about what happened to jimmy hoffa. >> thank you so much from our affiliate wxyz. we appreciate the information this morning. also learning exclusive new information about the attacks at the u.s. consulate in libya, including why fbi officials aren't in benghazi more than two weeks after the murders of american citizens. i don't want healthy skin for a day.
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it's been more than two weeks since ate tack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya and fbi agents still haven't stepped foot into benghazi or the crime scene, surprising information coming from top law enforcement officials. what's more, the crime scene hasn't been secured. here is cnn's national security analyst, fran townsend. >> what we found out, they have not been on the ground in bengha benghazi. it was taking so long to get permission to get into tripoli, the fbi deployed their personnel to a location in the renal son they would be closer. they have conducted interviews at the state department and u.s. government personnel who were in libya at the time of the attack. but they have not been able to
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get, as far as tribally now, but never got ton benghazi, they made a request that the crime scene be secured. as we know from arwa damon's report and other public reporting, the state department, we don't know whether or not the state department put that request to the libyans and whether it was denied or what happened to it. what we know for sure is the crime scene was never secured. and in fact, the senior law enforcement official i spoke to said if we get there now, i is not clear that it will be of any use to us. then the third and really critical and astonishing point to me was -- that they made was one of the things we have do is question the individuals that the libyans have in custody to get to the would the tomorrow of this to understand what they are learning, they made the request through the state department, that was denied by lib yark the fbi has to pass any questions they have through the state department to the libyan government. they put the questions then you wait for a sort of like a child's game of telephone, that information to come back, before you can follow up. not at all the way to run an
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investigation. >> u.s. embassy chris steven and three of his staff died in the attack. now, republicans are outraged at conflicting information coming from the white house. the attack was first linked to the anti-islamic film and now the white house is calling it a terrorist attack. but sources say investigators knew it was a terrorist attack all along. remember cnn obtained ambassador stevens' journal and found that he was worried about an attack. >> i think the fact that they are trying to blame it on not a terrorist attack comes right to the heart of the fact that this is a president that took nato aund the united states into an offensive action, into libya, without a clear stated policies. >> western told something consistent with what the administration was saying publicly. it got out of hand and there republican fortunate consequences, doesn't make sense if you just look at common sense earthquake the fact th-- common
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the fact it was 9/11, it was a highly sophisticated attack. you get into the evidence it doesn't add up. >> joining us is tom fuente, former fbi director and cnn contributor. good morning. >> good morning. >> they said americans will get justice from whoever killed the ambassador and three members of his staff is that possible, do you think? >> possible, i guess the question is what form all right justice take? prosecution in a courtroom or some other method of going after the people and doing something with them committed the offense. it would be very difficult, it would have been difficult from the start. off situation where you have a lack of a strong effective government experienced law enforcement and security august major event happens like that, this happens, the crime scene not secure, difficult to get into a site safely and i conduct the investigation you need.
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>> the fact the crime scene hasn't been secured, could there be any evidence left? >> there could be certainly. still going to be chemical evidence of the explosives used and possibly who made the grenades of the rpgs and what type of ammunition cations and other debris that they find. still be evidence of value there but t as good as if it was pristine from the beginning. again, i would like to emphasize many countries, during the time i was involved in deploying fbi teams around the world, that was often the case, by the time you could arrive, even if it was 24 hours later, you split a great deal of time. i was in charge of the fbi team in iraq in 2011 and we were on site at the u.n. bombing within an hour. even those kind of sites, that kind of speed, it is still difficult when you don't have a local police that are effective and trained and professional and know what they're doing to be able to secure a crime scene.
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>> so why do you suppose the libyan government isn't allowing the fbi into benghazi or to question the suspects that the libyan government says it questioned? >> i think they are afraid of retaliation by the al qaeda groups that you are in the country there. i think, frankly, they are afraid of allowing the fbi or anybody else into ben plaza guy because of the risk to them if they go in there. they don't want a team of fbi agents. bad enough politically for them worldwide that an ambassador has been killed. it won't be any better if a team of fbi agents go in and also get killed by local attacks. it is a very difficult situation for the fbi to be waiting for assurance. they are still done conn dungting investigation, as fran townsend mentioned. interviews being done with witnesses and other people.
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they are not in benghazi, but tripoli and other rates in united states. witnesses to the event from the u.s. side are being interview ened even now. >> tom fuentes thanks so much for sharing this morning. we appreciate it. >> thank you. today's talk back question, should michelle obama's school lunch program continue? kids say they are starving. we will talk about the growing controversy. [ thunder crashes ] [ male announcer ] if you think all batteries are the same... consider this: when the unexpected happens, there's one brand of battery more emergency workers trust in their maglites: duracell. one reason: duralock power preserve. it locks in power for up to 10 years in storage. guaranteed. so, whether it's 10 years' of life's sunny days... or... the occasional stormy one... trust goes a long way. duracell with duralock. trusted everywhere. ♪
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now is your chance to talk back on one of the stories for the day the question this morning, should michelle obama's school lunch program continue? food fight. you knew it was coming. i mean what kid likes to eat his fruits and vegetables? kansas city, kids are dumping apples and parties and yearning for more of that yummy square cafeteria pizza. forget that school lunches are now healthier thanks to new guidelines spearheaded by michelle obama and passed by congress. they mandate calorie count us in school lunches for high schoolers that means between 750 and 850 calories per meal. studsmentes say, hey, you are staffing us and using their
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hunger pains to create a parody. i ♪ by the time you go to breakfast and you feel like falling down ♪ ♪ i'll carry you home ♪ tonight we are hungry >> oh, gosh. that's pretty funny. but the agriculture secretary came back and said, kids, you hungry? pack a snack. still, when it comes down to it what do you do? should we bring back pizza, potato chips and sugary soda in schools or stick with this? a study in the american journal of preventive medicine says that by the year 2030, 42% of american adults will be obese. that will cost us an additional half a until health care costs, maybe kids ought to be trained
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years old there are some people who doubt it was actually da vinci's work. you know about the nation's war on drugs, not only ruled the headlines but echoed from the oval office to the campaign trail. what is the nation's anti-drug strategy now? cnn's john zarrella continues our week-long look at the issues, big and small, of the presidential elength. >> reporter: a fishing trawler tries outrunning a coast guard cutter. the crew of the cutter fires its 50-caliber machine gun. >> got smoke. got smoke. all right. >> reporter: disabling the trawler. on board, 20 tons of marijuana. this was the mid-1980s. the drug war was at its height. then-vice president george bush headed up a task force to fight the problem. >> we have got to do better in
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interducting it. >> reporter: in miami, cocaine is found hidden in commercial jets, flowers, even boxes of yams. problem is, some aren't yams at all, rather plaster casts painted and shaped like yams. inside, pure coke. stash houses and drug will be as are routinely raided. that was a war on drugs. these days, it's not even a war of words. the white house doesn't even call it a war any longer, focusing more on prevention. and in this political season, the issue of illicit drugs rarely gets a mention on the campaign trail. when it does come up, president obama and mitt romney appear to be on the same page. >> the president of the united states must make a priority of reducing demand. >> the united states can focus on drug treatment and prevention. >> absolutely. i agree with that. >> reporter: if anyone should know it is judge giselle powell,
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presiding in drug court in broward county, florida. the idea, you get clean, you avd the criminal record. >> you have done perfect throughout the entire program there is no violation of probation. >> reporter: pollock says drug courts ought to be a priority for candidates because they reduce dependency and save taxpayers millions and they have got the number to us back it up. pollock's court saved the county as much as $30 million a year over a five-year period, basically the difference in the cost of treatment and counseling versus incarceration. >> if we can keep them out of the criminal justice system at this level, then we will billions and billions in prison costs. >> reporter: for the white house, it's a multilayered approach, focus on education and spreens, treat drugs and addiction as a public health issue you not just a criminal justice concern. law enforcement continues
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choking off the is up flight. year, the federal government is spending just over $10 billion on prevention and treatment. law enforcement and corrections, just under 10. mitt romney has not outlined how he would allocate federal dollars but both men say they are not in favor of legalizing marijuana and both are emphatic that working closely with mexico, which has supplanted florida as the favorite drug route, is a must. pollock says she'd like more political discussion about drugs, in part, because substance abuse can be the result of a job loss or tough economic times. >> we live in a society of aggravating stress. so, it's only natural that people are going to turn to substances, whatever they may be, to numb their pain, their stress. >> reporter: ironically you the most talked about campaign issues leading to one of the least. >> cnn's john zarrella joins us
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now from miami. status quo? nothing much will change. >> no, and it seems like the two canned the dark at least as far as the drug policy are concerned, from people we talked to, are on the right track. it was a quarter century ago, carol, a dea agent said to me, said, you know what, as long as there is demand, there will always be people out there willing to supply it. the message seems to finally, after all these years, gotten through, that the answer may well be really focus on curtailing demand, educating young people against the dangers of drugs. that may finally work. >> maybe. john zarrella reporting live for us this morning. >> sure. jk rowling, you know, famous author of harry potter, you know about her new book. it's about teen sex, cutting class and class warfare. wait until you hear how many copies have already been sold. [ giggling ] [ laughing ]
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bored by the leeks, tired of all the political attack ads flooding the air waves? wellthere is a new ad stars
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samuel l. jackson and designed to wage unenthusiastic democrats. >> we are all on our own if romney has his way and he is against safety nets. if you fall, tough luck. so i strongly suggest that you wake the [ bleep ] up. how about that student loan overhaul, gonna save you thousands of bucks? mitt will cut that [ bleep ] in a second. dude, wait wake the [ bleep ] up. >> there's a reason samuel l. jackson is using you that catchy wake the f up line. this morning, republican strategist dick morris a side on his website, most pollsters are weighing their dat toont assumption that the twift electorate will turn out in the same proportion as the 2008 voters did but polling indicates a distant lack of enthusiasm for the president among his core constituency. so let's talk about that cnn contributor will cane ling is right and roland martin is here.
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why -- are you lafgt samuel l. jackson? >> oh, my gosh, sam is the man. first of all if you don't follow him on twitter, you need to.>> . first of all if you don't follow him on twitter, you need to. some people will say, oh, my god, it's the language. guess how much money r-rated films make all the time and we know his rants in "pulp fiction" and "shaft" as well w why not have shaft get people excited about voting? way to go sam. >> give me your critique of samuel l. jackson's ad? >> my film critique. rolling on a three-second delay here? i do get the same liberties that samuel l. jackson takes? >> no. >> try it. try it. >> no. >> should i try it? no. whatever. it's fine. i mean, it's funny. i think we take politics too seriously sometimes. yeah exbring a little colloquialism to it. >> dick morris is saying, yeah, president obama maybe leading
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among minorities and young people but those people traditionally don't get out to vote and really not that excited about president obama anyway. so is dick morris right, will? >> dick morris has a point. first of all, i hate talking about polls and i know roland does as well, because a, i hate the idea that politicians are constantly checking polls and adjusting their message. b, i hate trying to interpret these things as though i have a crystal ball. i know this, carl, a lot of the polls coming out, heard the topic du jour this week, some think the main street polls are skewed because what they're showing is a larger democratic turnout than the historic democratic turnout in 2008. in 2008, on the cusp of an historic election, first black president to, you know, about to be elected, you had an amazing turnout among minorities and youth vote. what the polls today are showing, projecting a larger turnout than that, a little bit of a stretch, a little harder to stomach in a downed economy, so
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i'm very skeptical you will see that turnout again. >> there is one thing i do in this world, carol, i never, ever listen to anything dick morris has to say. do you know how wrong he has been? seriously, he probably gets his name wrong each day. the bottom line is this here. republicans complaining about the polls. fox news did polls showing the president leading. last night i checked, they are not liberal. last i checked. they are measuring were people are now. >> no election is won by any poll. tough turn your people out. what the polls give you is an indication of where you're weak, where you're strong and how you
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need to proceed forward. and so at the end of the day, i don't pay attention to any poll. if you don't get you folks out, a poll today is irrelevant. you will lose. >> i will say, as far as mitt romney is concerned, will, he is definitely softening his image, changing his tone. surely he is looking at these polls and he is worried, even though he says he is not. >> a couple points, roland says no poll affects the turnout of the election. >> that's not what i said. >> it's will's turn. >> that's not what i said. >> ask the cia about polls and their influence across the world on that point, row and will he. second, n -- second, roland. the question is not if he is ahead, but by how much the polls take into account likely voters, where turnout comes in, try to adjust it for what they think the turnout will be, adjusting the proportion of democrats and republicans in their poll i fully admit, regardless of the percentage, president obama looks to be ahead and mitt romney does need to soften his
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image as you said, carl and adjust his mess. an he is working on that these obvious in ohio, florida and pennsylvania and some of these important swing states. >> we are going to talk about it in the next hour that brings touts end of another fascinating discussion, which i enjoy. >> wake up! wake the -- >> test the delay. test the delay. >> wake the -- >> thanks, guys. >> you know i cuss you out, will don't start. >> oh, god, please do it off the air. i want to keep my job. thanks to both of you. jk rowling, let's talk about her. actually, she has a pretty racy book out, it's for adults. and i mean, it this one of the most anticipated books in the history of america. and britain, actually, it seems. we will talk about that.
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>> hi, carl, yes, actually pretty quiet here at this book store in west london. though i do understand the presales for -- the casual vacancy -- -- ha vacancy have been strong, topping the best sellers list. we haven't seen the frenzy that surround the potter launches, long lines, the wizard costumes. i haven't seen one. that being said, people still are very curious about this book t is very different of books of rowling's past, an adult book and an interview that aired on abc's "good morning, america," she talks a bit about her inspiration. let's take a listen. >> there's adolescent sex? >> yes. there's cutting? >> yeah. >> there's death? >> yep. but it's a comedy. there are all those things. when i read the blurb, it is a
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black comedy, i thought that may be hard to describe t i would maybe have said it's a comic tragedy. we have an adult character in the book who has obsessive compulsive disorder around these are things i know from the inside. yeah. >> the ocd part of it as well? >> when i was in my teens, i had issues with ocd. >> i was just fascinated listening to her because you think about it, what if people read it and they really don't like it and how will she really feel about that? >> reporter: well, absolutely. so far from the few -- the handful of journalists that have received advanced copies, the reviews have been mixed. some people loved to. some people thought it quite dull, carl it just really depends on your tastes, but's definitely a dark book. >> erin mclaughlin, thank you so
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the regular nfl refs take the field tonight for the first time since the super bowl and we have to point to that monday night debacle for getting the deal done. let's bring some peter schmuck, he's on the phone. morning, peter. i'm really happy that the regular refs are back. i'm predicting there will be a standing ovation in the stadium in baltimore for these refs tonight. >> you're probably right. i don't know that they're going to aually introduce them, but i think everybody that is an nfl fan is rejoicing today that this national nightmare is over. but let's step back just a bit and realize that it's very possible that tonight could be another messy game. because these officials have not worked together in a year -- half a year or so. and there are some rule changes that they have to adapt to. so i'm of a paid there might be
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a little more of the same. >> well, i don't think the nfl could risk bringing in replacement refs. don't you think they were so pressured by fans and players to get the regular refs on the field, they had no choice? >> no, they don't have any choice. and it's the right thing to do. because even though these refs will be a little bit rusty, they do understand the nuances of certain kinds of plays that clearly the replacement refs did not understand. and you saw what happened on monday night. and even sunday night here in baltimore with the patriots game. it was an absolute mess. it was an absolute -- frankly, absolute does his grace that has damaged the integrity of the nfl season, particularly for the ye green bay packepackers. >> you've covered the sports negotiations before. is it kind of incredible that the nfl seemed to bend and got that deal done? is it a victory for union
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workers everywhere? >> i guess it will be cast that way. i don't know that the nfl lost these negotiations. they certainly didn't get the total victory that they always seem to want and what caused the -- the mindset that caused this to get to this point. but those of us who covered labor negotiations, i've covered that horrible baseball work stoppage in 1994, we know that in each of these negotiations when they're at kind of an impasse, something always happens. something comes into the equation that causes to move forward. and that was monday night. i think the moment that it was obvious to everyone that the wrong team was awarded the victory, i think everyone knew that roger goodell could not take the chance of having another nationally televised game three days later and have the same thing happen essentially for the third
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straight time. >> and i shudder to think if that kind of thing happened in baltimore because the fans there are, let's say, passionate. >> well, they are. they're not eagles fans, so i don't think they would tear down the stadium if something went wrong. and also very, very happy right now because the ravens did get the victory against the patriots at home on sunday night. last night a huge victory for the orioles who appear headed for a playoff berth. but let's see what happens tonight. >> thanks very much, peter, we appreciate it. talk back question, should michelle obama's school lunch program continue? your responses next. [ female announcer ] kristine tweets, "have a yoplait.
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♪ [ crowd cheering ] clean 2x more greasy dishes. dawn does more. so it's not a chore. our talk back question this morning, should michelle obama's school lunch program continue? from david, of course it should. kids are the future of this nation. every tool we have to make them healthy and educated should be used. patricia, no, it should not. why is she trying to dictate what our children eelt in she's not their parents or god. our schools have turned to sweet potato fries and my kids hate sweet potatoes. and surely learning how to eat properly should be part of the educational experience. and from john, it's the older kids who aren't taking so kindly
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to the changes because they've been eating mostly junk. the younger kids are taking to the changes well. and from jeff, if the kids don't like it, they can bring their own lunch to school. please keep the conversation going. the next hour of newsroom starts right now. stories we're watching right now, mitt romney and barack obama have just 40 more days to convince you they should be president. and for the third day in a row, the two men are campaigning in the same state. tonight those familiar men in the striped shirts will be back on the field. the nfl reaching a deal with its locked out refs and it only took a blown call, it was a big one, to get the job done. sglefrn has a theory about where jimmy hoffa's body is buried. now nearly 40 years later, we could soon find out as investigators check out a new tip about the missing
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teamster'ser abouteamster's leader. j.k. rowling is back and this time a book for the grown up audience. newsroom starts now. 40 days from now, americans will have made their choice for president. until that day, every interview, every campaign stop, every clat is critical. today both president obama and mitt romney are campaigning in virginia, holding rallies at the same time. obama in virginia beach, romney in springfield. both campaigns talking jobs. >> you're going to look at what i've done and you can look at what he's done and you'll have a sense of who's going to be fighting for american workers. and you're going to look at his plan and you can look at my plan. because he wants to keep open these tax loopholes that encourage jobs overseas. i want to make sure that we're providing tax breaks for companies right here in america. i want to help big factories and small businesses double their
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exports. i want more goods stamped with made in america. i want to create 1 million new manufacturing jobs in the next four years. >> we know the result of the last four years. so we don't have to wonder what would happen if he were reelected. we see it. we see the high unemployment. we see the 23 million people out of work. we see kids coming out of school that can't find jobs. we see manufacturing. manufacturing jobs in the last four years have dropped by 582,000 people. this is not the path we want for america. there's a different path. and the path i represent is one which will add 12 million new jobs. >> jeff shapiro is a reporter and columnist for the richmond times dispatch. he's covered campaigns in the common wealth for on 30 years and he joins us this morning. welcome, jeff. >> thank you for having me. >> so we know what the polls say. but what are voters saying in
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virginia? >> this is a state with the unemployment rate below the national average. but there's still a lot of economic uncertainty and a good deal of it is tied it that nasty word sequestration. virginia has the highest spending federal spending per capita in the country. it's second in defense spending. so there's a lot of money flowing through this economy courtesy of uncle sam. people are jittery about that. >> so that should mean it that mitt romney's doing quite well in the state, yet president obama is up by 7 percentage points. why do you think that is? >> well, there's a very different electorate focusing on this presidential campaign. there are more people paying attention to it. this is a virginia this is distinguished by a multihughed electorate, no longer simply black and white. there have been significant increases in the number of asians and latinos, now about 33% ethnic in virginia now.
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these folks are not registered in quite the same numbers, they are engaged politically and they tend to default democrat. >> so dick morris on his website said that minority, minority voters aren't enthusiastic enough about president obama to go to the polls. he thinks voters are much more revved up about mitt romney. what do you think? >> certainly in virginia where there's a significant african-american population, it remains very much engaged. and one of the things that the obama campaign has been doing this year as it did in '08 is trying to be as visible as possible in areas where there are large numbers of african-americans though there is still a strong republican tendency. and the point of that exercise is to run as closely to romney in areas of the state where he should do exceptionally well as possible. >> jeff shapiro, thank you so much for being with us this morning. >> thank you.
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there is a reason why virginia is a battle ground state. it's close race. but the president is inching forward. this is the average of recent polls. as of last week, more likely voters in virginia would choose president obama 50% to 44%. a new softer mitt romney is emerging on the campaign trail because of these numbers in part. maybe compassionate conservatism is back. although democrats would say it's too little too late. this ad shows romney in a more intimate, more personal way, the side his campaign says was overshadowed by romney's comments slamming those americans who don't pay income x. >> president obama and i both care about poor middle class families. the difference is my policies will make things better for them. we shouldn't measure compassion by how many people are on welfare. we should measure compassion by how many people are able to get off welfare and get a good paying job. >> when asked by nbc to give them an example of romney's
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compassion, governor romney said, quote, i think throughout this campaigns a well we talked about my record in massachusetts. don't forget i got everybody in my state ensured. 100% of the kids in our state had health insurance. i don't think there's anything that shows more empathy and care about the people of this country than that kind of record. romney then added he would still repeal obamacare on day one. our political director mark preston is here to talk politics. so what do yyou make of this softer romney? >> well, we're in the closing days right now of the election and i think the romney campaign is making a calculated move. they're trying to throw what they can up against the wall and see what sticks. we've seen that the past week or so with their criticism of the obama administration regarding foreign policy decisions specifically what happened over in libya and with the ambassador being killed over there. we're seeing here now that they realize it doesn't pay to be outwardly partisan. in that ad we just saw, you heard mr. romney say that
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president obama cares for the middle class and poor people as i do. of course he does. and of course mitt romney does. anyone that thinks otherwise would be rather jaded. but the fact of the matter is what mitt romney is trying to convey is is that his policies will be better. you might like president obama as a person, carol, but his policies haven't worked for the past four years. >> some republicans think that's not such a good strategy. they think that mitt romney should be just as hard on president obama as he has been in the past and the softening of issues only confuses republican voters, especially core voters. >> it's not his job to be outwardly partisan. he's supposed to be the states man. he's the one supposed to be talking about ideas. allow the super pacs to be do that, these outside groups tending hundreds of millions of dollars on television ads, let them be the ones who go out and attack barack obama, not mitt romney. so in many ways i think there's a level of frustration with the
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romney campaign from conservatives that it has not been as effective. the unemployment rate is over 8%. republicans think they should be winning and right now it's neck and neck if not a bit of a lead for president obama. >> of course the presidential debates will be critical for each candidate and the first is wednesday night, 7:00 eastern on cnn and it's one of the most enduring mysteries in american history. are wr is jimmy hoffa? he's been missing since 1975 and presumed ted. but police have a new lead and they're literally digging for clues in suburban detroit. reporter kim russell in detroit joins us by phone. when will they start digging up this driveway, kim? >> we are told that they're going to take foot stamps from under the concrete as early as tomorrow. but they have already got some evidence, they took a radar and scanned the driveway.
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and they found an anomaly under the concrete. so they believe there is something there, but they don't know what it is. so they'll be testing that soil to see if there's any evidence of human remains. >> police say that this is a credible tip. why do they think it's credible? >> police say that a tipster on his death bed told them they saw something suspicious, someone burying something that looked like a body under this driveway on the day that hoffa disappeared. we don't know his name, only that he was elderly and he was interested in getting the $300,000 reward offered, but that is no longer available for tips that help find hoffa. so they're still investigating whether he's a credible source. >> is he connected to jimmy hoffa in any way? >> we are not being given his
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name. so we don't have a lot of information. all we know is that he's elderly, lives out of state, and is fighting a life threatening illness. so it's really hard for us to say how he fits into the whole story of jimmy hoffa's disappearance. >> well, we'll check back in when any start digging. kim russell, thank you so much for joining us this morning. it's been more than two weeks since the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi libya. and fbi agents have not even stepped foot on to the crime scene or even in the city of benghazi. that rather surprising information coming from top law enforcement officials. what's more, the crime scene has not been secured. here is cnn national security analyst fran townsend. >> what we found out today from senior law enforcement officials is that while the fbi has finally made to tripoli, they never made to benghazi. in fact it was it taking so long to get permission to get into tripoli, the fbi deployed their
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person flel to a location in the region so they would be closer. they have conducted interviews of the state department and u.s. government personnel in labor i can't libya at the time of the attack. but they've never gotten to benghazi. they made a request that the crime scene be secured. as we know from public reporting, the state department -- we didn't know whether or not the state department put that request to the libyans and whether it was denied. what we know for hsure is the crime seen was never secured. and if we get there now, it's not clear that it will be of any use to us. and the third and really critical point to me is that they -- that they made was that one of the things we have to do is question the individuals that the libyans have in custody to get to the about the of thibott. and they matt requede the quest it was denied by libya. so the fbi has to pass any
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questions they have through the state department to the libyan government. they put the questions. then you wait for the information to come back before you can follow-up. not at all the ideal way to run an investigation. >> chris stevens and three other americans died in the benghazi attack. the attack was first linked to the anti-islamic film protests, but now the white house is calling it a terrorist attack. sources say investigators knew it was a terrorist attack all along and republicans are outraged at conflicting information coming from the administration. >> i think the fact that they're trying to blame it on a nonterrorist attack comes right to the heart of the fact that this is a president that took nato and the united states into an offensive action in libya without a clear stated policy. >> we were told something that's consistent with what the administration was saying publicly, and that is this was a spontaneous mob, it got out of hand and there were unfortunate
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consequences. stroers that doesn't make much sense if you you just look at common sense. the fact that it was 9/11, the fact that it was a very highly organized and sophisticated sort of attack. and so that's before you get into the evidence. it just didn't really add up. >> cnn did obtain ambassador stevens' journal and found that the ambassador was worried about a possible security threat and a rise in islamic extremism. dtoday the middle east take center stage. this is the president of guyana speaking thousand. but the headliner today will likely be israel's prime minister. netanyahu will issue warnings on the threat he says it opposes to the world. they'll also here in mahmoud abbas one year after his historic are and failed plea for statehood. he'll seek a more modest goal, a nonstate membership to the united nations. and remember this viral video?
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months after that cop left his job, his victims are about to get a humongous pay day. the university of california offering $30,000 to each of the 21 plaintiffs in a class action lawsuit. the federal court has yet to approve that settlement. j.k. ro k rouk. allow link new book already a best seller. it's also fiction, but rawling says it deals with adult issues like class inequality. we'll talk a bookstore owner to find out what readers are saying about the book. could fans in baltimore give the refs a standing o tonight? the replacement refs are gone. the officials we know are back. we'll talk about the deal that ended the lockout. [ woman ] it's 32 minutes to go time,
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absentee voting has already started in iowa, north dakota and wyoming. early voting begins next tuesday in the key states of florida and ohio. and voting in pennsylvania could be affected by the outcome of that new voter i.d. law controversy. a hearing could conclude today and the court could issue a ruling as soon as tomorrow. on poe nents say it disenfranchises certain voters. is your money vulnerable to a cyber attack? according to the l.a. time, banks like jpmorgan chase are coordinating with the homeland security department after a string of cyber attacks hit american financial institutions over the past two weeks. an attack is expected today on pnc financial services. the group claiming responsibility says it's in retaliation for that anti-islam movie trailer. and the mona lisa might have a sister painting. the mona lisa foundation climb it is can prove the painting was
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created by leonardo devin which i. it's larger than the famous version. the sister version is on the right, believed to be ten years older. but there are some who doubt it was actually da vinci's work. nfl fans have something big to cheer about this morning. you know what it is. those refs are coming back in case you missed it. the league and referee union agreed on a new contract. so so starting tonight, the replacements have been replaced. jason carroll is outside the nfl offices in new york. our national nightmare is over, jason. >> reporter: everyone can breathe a collective sigh of relief. and isn't it incredible how one bogus call can inspire both sides to get back at the table and reach some sort of an agreement. but that's absolutely what happened. tuesday you remember both sides were at it for 17 hours. they were negotiating until about midnight last night when word started coming down that
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both sides had reached an agreement. the refs got a little bit of what they wanted. they worked out the differences they have between their pension and 401(k). they'll also be getting a pay raise over the next several years. obviously after that bogus call on monday, 70,000 fans called into the nfl complaining about it. this definitely inspired both sides to get back at it. late last night, the nfl commissioner saying, quote, this agreement supports long term reforms that will make officiating better. the teams, players and fans want and deserve both consistency and quality in officiating. the referee association president scott green also coming forward saying we're glad to be getting back on the field for this week's game. and obviously we wanted to hear from the fans themselves. they weighed in this morning. >> just glad the refs are back. i'm a big football fan. and didn't like what because happening with the game. >> the refs are no good. they had rejects from the lingerie league.
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that's all i saw. so there should be enough money to pay the refs. get some good refs. can't be that expensive. give them what they want and play football, i suppose. >> refs looked challenged and overwhelmed and it's great to see that we'll have the real refs back on the field. it meantegrity back in the game. >> reporter: and the referees association is expected to ratify this agreement on friday into saturday, but the commissioner lifted the ban so they could get back on the field tonight. >> jason carroll reporting live from in front of the nfl offices in new york city. hollywood's obsession with jimmy hoffa, how a new tip about his disappearance could get script writers back to the table. what happened... i was talking to my best friend. i told her i wasn't feeling like myself... i had pain in my pelvic area... and bleeding that wasn't normal for me. she said i had to go to the doctor. turned out i had uterine cancer, a type of gynecologic cancer. i received treatment and we're confident i'll be fine.
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yearning for that square pizza. school lunches are now healthier thanks to new guidelines that mandate calorie counts. for high schoolers, that means between 750 and 850 calories per meal. students say you're starving us and they're using their hunger pains to create a parody. ♪ the pains in my stomach sing i'm trying hard to find, so if by the time you go practice and you feel like falling down ♪ ♪ i'll carry you home tonight, we are hungry ♪ >> the agriculture secretary came back and said, kids, you hungry? pack a snack. still when it comes down to it, what do you do? should we bring back pizza and
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sugary sodas or stick with this? a study says by that by the year 2030, 42% of american adults will be obese. not just fat. obese. that will cost us an additional half a trillion dollars in health care costs. so maybe kids ought to be trained to eat right, if not at all, then in school. talk back question for you today. should michelle obama's school lunch program continue? your responses later this hour. in ohio, drilling for natural gas can be a big source of income for many people across the state. and that's why it could play a very important role in the presidential election. we'll talk to a farmer who is renting out his land to an energy company next.
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it is just about 30 past the hour. checking our top stories. the spotlight is on the key bottle ground state of virginia today. both president obama and governor mitt romney holding campaign rallies at the same time later this morning. romney will be in northern virginia, the president visits the south. this is the third straight day the two candidates have made stops in the same state. the fbi has not been able to investigate the crime scene in libya where the u.s. ambassador and three others were killed. agents even haven't reached benghazi. they also say crime scene has not been secured which may hinder the investigation. and you might find the nation's newest millionaire in iowa, that's where the ticket was purchased that won last night's power ball drawing. several tickets sold elsewhere matched the winning number, but not the power ball.
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this election is not just about the economy. it's about energy, too. which of course factors into the energy i know. in areas like ohio where jobs and manufacturing traditionally rank supreme, people are turning to a different source of income, and that would be national gas. fracking is short for hydraulic fracturing, a process where they drill thousands of feet into the ground and pump gallons of water and chemicals in to the underground rock to release all the stored up natural gas. republicans think natural gas and fracking are the key for mitt romney to win the election, especially in the critical battleground state of ohio. >> ohio's a state that has an enormous opportunity in energy. we now estimate for example that there may be 5 billion barrels of oil in the state of ohio. virtually the eastern two-thirds of the state has natural gas. the obama administration is trying to use the epa to cripple the development of this energy.
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governor romney favors center hoeven's plan. >> joining me from cleveland is jim long, he's a farmer who has leased his land for a natural gas well. good morning, jim. >> good morning. >> your farm is in carolton, ohio, right? >> that's correct. >> and that's south of cleveland. your family has owned this land for a really long time since the 1800s. what motivated you to do this on your farmland? >> well, it was a good opportunity obviously for the money. the community was dying. and it was a farming community. and with the economy and everything else, we needed something to bring it back to life. and it seemed because the deposits were there, nobody realized it, but it was a real gift that it was a good time to capitalize on it. >> so there are rules in place about how many wells you can have onnor land. you can fill us in?
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>> yes, each pad generally has six wells. and it depends on the size of the unit. it can be anywhere from 120 acres to 1280 acres. but it is so regulated that the chances for any kind of a problem don't hardly exist. >> so are the regulations good in your mind or troublesome? >> i think they're overregulated in some respects and understand i'm certainly not an expert. but everything from they consider a wetland is nothing but a little bit of a wet spot on a hill, but they really put the companies through the hoops. so i guess in the long run it's a good thing because we are protected and it's just almost failsafe the way they looked after it. >> so i'll ask you a personal question because i'm really curious. how much money have you made off this well?
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>> all we got so far was a signing bonus. we have a small percentage in one of the first wells that they drilled. we just signed to get our own pad here just yesterday. but so far, we haven't gotten a whole lot in royalties yet. just a signing bonus. >> are you surprised by that? >> amazed. >> i'm sorry, i couldn't hear you. are you surprised by that? >> i was amazed. it was such a gift that we never saw it coming, any of the neighbors, anybody that's gotten it. it's just been a fantastic wind fall for the whole community. >> and i want to ask you a few political questions. who are you supporting in this election, to you feel comfortable telling us? >> i certainly do. governor romney.dto you feel comfortable telling us? >> i certainly do. governor romney.o you feel comfortable telling us? >> i certainly do. governor romney. >> tell us why you support governor romney. >> he's a businessman. he's a success. why would you want somebody that
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isn't a success to be your president? >> we heard what newt gingrich said, that governor romney should talk more about fracking and about what's really helping the economy in ohio. do you believe that mr. romney should talk more about those things? >> absolutely. because people have a misconception about fracking. in our area like we have six wells on our farm, water wells. everybody worries about their water. ours ranged from 135 to 175 feet deep. the deepest one i know in the area is 300. the fracking goes on over a mile down. and i'm not an expert on the oil business, but i can't believe something that's going on a mile down is going to affect us above. the second thing is all the chemicals that they worry about are generally household products that everybody has in their kitchen. they mix that with sand to hold
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the shale apart and that's all there is to it. it's not anything dangerous that i'm aware of. >> all right. jim long, thank you so much for joining us this morning. we appreciate it. >> thank you. years after his presumed death, jimmy hoffa's legacy lives on. how the latest tip has sparked new interest in his mysterious disappearance. n ] nice! [ male annncer ] isn't always the one you plan to take. whoa, check it out. hey baby goat... no that's not yours... [ hikers whispering ] ...that's not yours. [ goat bleats ] na, na, na -- no! [ male announcer ] now you can take a photo right from video, so you'll never miss the perfect shot. [ hikers laughing, commenting ] at&t introduces the htc one x. now $99.99. rethink possible.
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jimmy hoffa hasn't been seen since july of 1975. a.j. hammer joins me now. so a new lead in the disappearance of jimmy hoffa. i just want to know why is hollywood so obsessed with him? there have been five movies or so about jimmy hoffa. >> so much material has come out. it's just such a made for hollywood mystery. so fascinating. of course he disappeared almost 40 years ago, but we do know his name now because it became a cultural touch stone. he's probably been more popular in death than he was when he was alive. so i would bet if they find his body now under the driveway in michigan where they're looking for it, there will be some disappointed writers and producers. and we're not just talking about mob movies and crime shows. we're talking about comedian, even sports writers. because i'm thinking for every
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conference you hear about hoffa, you're likely to a heard a joke on stage or reference in the sports pages to hoffa being buried underneath giants stadium. that's the most popular theory even if it wasn't the most likely. the only comparable skoer is d.v. cooper after hijacking a plane. if it does turn out to be the body of jimmy hoffa, maybe we'll be on to help next. >> most young people probably have no idea who jimmy hoffa is but hollywood still use help. >> his name comes up all the time as will cultural reference. and i think also his name is kept alive through all of the material that's been out there. and i think there's probably a pretty good chance that some kind of a film might come up again pretty soon. the most famous film is probably the movie "hoffa."
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he was governed down in a parking lot in that movie, but that was 20 years ago. the chances that we might see something new sparked by him being back in the news are probably pretty good, but there have been at least four other films based on the story. a collection of tv shows that exam his disappearance and listen to this, at least 21 books have been written about jimmy hoffa. so no shortage of interest to keep the projects alive. >> a.j. hammer, thanks so much. join a.j. on "showbiz tonight" 11:00 eastern on hln. j. k. rowling wrote harry potter and she's now written a book if adults. wait until you hear how many copy have already been sold. they just went on sale today. jack, you're a little boring. boring. boring. [ jack ] after lauren broke up with me, i went to the citi private pass page and decided to be...not boring. that's how i met marilyn... giada...
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on sale today. her first book written specifically for adults. she told abc news it's a big departure from harry potter. >> i have gone from dragons and unicorns and all the fun that's involved in writing that to a book that's intensely personal, that expresses a lot of my reality. >> r0owling went on to say she doesn't expect to be as successful. joining us is general manager of book sellers made n. m s in mad connecticut. how much interest is there in this book? >> we've had interest for months. people can't wait for this to -- well, for today to have it finally hit the bookstore. and we've had a lot of special orders in advance of it. so everybody's ready.
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>> are most of the fans -- because when the harry potter books came out, i guess the kids who read them would be young adults now. are they the people primarily interested in this book? >> actually no. they are interested, of course, but there are plenty of adults who also read the harry potter books who are finding this to be really exclusive to them, so they're excited about that, too. >> what if the book's a flop? i mean, it's not a flop as far as book sales because she's already sold a million copies. but what if people read it and they go this is so bad? >> well, the way that i look at it is you have to go into it with an open mind because it's an extreme opposite from harry potter which was fantasy and magical. and this is, you know, kind of reality everydy life that could happen. so i don't think it will be a flop as long as people go in with an open mind. >> do you have a copy of the book with you? >> i sure do, of course. >> i'm just curious, can you
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read the first couple lines on page one? >> sure. okay. it's sunday, he did not want to go out to dinner. he had endured a thumping headache and was struggling to make a deadline not local newspaper. however, his wife had been a little stiff and nonxhun came testify over lunch and barry deduced that his anniversary card had not mitigated the crime of shutting himself away in the study all morning. it did not help that he had been writing about crystal although she pre-tented otherwise. >> okay. well, now we have a little sample. and that's good. j. k. rowling has been -- she's limited the number of interviews she's giving about this book and the number of appearances, as well. is that a good idea or is this just she's a private person, doesn't want to put herself out there that much? >> i think it was all very
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strategic and probably a good thing. the anticipation of the book and her to bring out anything has been, you know, has been huge. so doing things sparsely is great. she's going to be october 16th doing an interview with another be loved author at lincoln center, so i think we're actually -- well be streaming that live to our customers. and some other book sellers will be doing that, as well. so i think the build up to that is great. so i think keeping herself a little quiet is fantastic and people will be excited to hear what is she has to say. >> i'm going to read the book. those first couple of lines didn't really grab me, but who knows. >> harry potter didn't either really. you had to go in a few pages to really get the grasp of what that was, as well. so give it a few pages. >> i will.
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mitt romney is trying to keep you grounded. in fact with just 40 days before the election, he's making a dramatic shift in tone and telling us do not expect a huge wind fall from his tax cuts. >> small businesses typically
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pay taxes the individual tax rate. and so our individual income taxes are ones i want to reform, make them simpler, i want to bring the rates town. by the way, don't be expecting a huge cut in taxes because i'm also going to lower deductions and exemptions. but by bringing rates down, we'll be able to let small businesses keep more of their money so they can hire more people. >> alilisoison kosik is here to us what he means. >> this is all about managing expectations. romney is down playing promises of a big tax cut and that is definitely raising eyebrows. what he could be doing is just trying to appeal to independents who are worried about getting a handle on the deficit. also president obama has been hammering away at romney's tax plan arguing it will add to the deficit. romney has called for cutting all tax rates by 20%. he also wants to eliminate taxes on capital gains and dividends for families who make less than $200,000. there was an independent analysis done by the nonpartisan
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tax policy center and it did find that romney's plan would drop tax revenues by $5 trillion. but romney has promised he won't add to the deficit because he'll pay for any tax cuts by limiting deductions for taxpayers especially the wealthy. so this isn't really a major break from what he said before. he's just kind of shifting the emphasis, playing up a different part of his plan. >> so deductions. what deductions would mr. romney limit? >> now, that is the $5 trillion question. we tonigdon't know. he has hinted he may scale back the mortgage deduction for wealthy homeowners. think about how many tax deductions are out there. charitable giving, he state and local taxes. it won't be politically easy to scrap any of them because they're popular. so that's why budget crunchers are worried that romney won't be
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able to limit enough deductions to keep his tax plan from add to go the deficit. our talk back question today, should michelle obama's school lunch program continue? your comments next. hey, i love your cereal there -- it's got that sweet honey taste. but no way it's 80 calories, right? no way, right? lady, i just drive the truck. right, there's no way right, right? have a nice day. [ male announcer ] 80 delicious calories. fiber one.
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the cal rories and you make mor room for healthy vegetables. and you can have a nice meat sauce but still keep portions modest and keep calories low. and my trick for that is to mix mushrooms in with your meat. and this works not just for a pasta sauce, but for things like meatloaf or meatballs, as well. chop them fine, saute them and they wind up looking just like the meat and they really have the great meaty flavor, too. you save lots of calories and get a lot of good health factors. so you can have your favorite foods. you can just have them a little healthi healthier. but not at school. our talk back question came, should michelle obama's school lunch program continue? this from rick. kids tend to lean towards things that are bad for them. continue the program. they will thanks us in the long run. this from amy, my 13-year-old has to make 800 calories last
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seven hours. his food is his fuel to be an effective and better athlete. no thanks orange slices. we pack a calorie packed high protein meal every day. and this from michelle. the government needs to stop intruding in our lives. let the parents make decisions about their kids' lives. thanks for commenting. if you want to continue the conversation, thank you so much for joining us today. newsroom continues right now with ashleigh banfield. hi, everybody. nice to have you with us. it's 11:00 on the east coast, 8:00 on the west coast. and happy election day to you. i'm not kidding. it is election day. everybody else has been counting town the days for weeks now, right? technically november 6th is 40 days from today. but guess what, election day has already started in some states. absentee ballots are going out. and in other states, coming back. look at this map. 32 states and the district of


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